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Bunchosia argentea, Bunchosia armeniaca, Peanut Butter Fruit Tree, Ciruela Del Monte

Bunchosia argentea, Bunchosia armeniaca

Peanut Butter Fruit Tree, Ciruela Del Monte
Family: Malpighiaceae
Origin: Central and South America
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersEdible plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The Peanut Butter Fruit, also known as Bunchosia argentea or Bunchosia armeniaca, is an exotic fruit that is beloved by both children and adults. It has a sweet, soft pulp with a peanut butter-like flavor. The tree is small in size, growing up to 10-15 feet tall, and can also be kept as a bush. It begins to bear fruit within 2-3 years from seed.

This attractive tree has clusters of yellow flowers that are followed by an abundance of dark red fruit that are around 1 inch in diameter. The flesh of the fruit is rich and sweet, with a texture similar to peanut butter, and yet it is a much healthier food option. The fruit can be eaten fresh or made into milkshakes.

The Peanut Butter Fruit tree is low maintenance and adaptable to most soils. It prefers full sun to semi-shade and regular watering. Mature plants are cold hardy up to 30-32F for a short time, and can be grown in USDA zones 10-11. It can also be successfully grown in colder regions, and can be kept in a pot and taken indoors as long as it has good drainage and enough room for the roots to grow. The soil should be kept moist but not wet.

Not only is the Peanut Butter Fruit tree delicious, it also offers extraordinary health benefits. It is rich in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B-complex, beta-carotene, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and dietary fiber. It is also known to have antioxidant properties and protect the cardiovascular system. The tree can produce up to 200-300 fruits at once, which can be used in various recipes or enjoyed as is. The Peanut Butter Fruit tree is a great choice for a backyard garden.

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